Pacita Abad - 'I Thought the Streets were Paved with Gold'

08sep(sep 8)10:00 am13feb(feb 13)6:00 pmPacita Abad - 'I Thought the Streets were Paved with Gold'Dubai
This exhibition brings together a selection of Abad’s ‘trapunto’ paintings and is curated in collaboration with the Pacita Abad Art Estate and London-based artist Pio Abad.

Event Details

Pacita Abad – I THOUGHT THE STREETS WERE PAVED WITH GOLD

JAMEEL ARTS CENTER, DUBAI

8 September 2021 —13 February 2022

 

Known for her large scale, colourful ‘trapunto’ works, Pacita Abad (1946-2004) was a Philippine-American artist whose prolific oeuvre spanned continents and ranged from abstract forms to social realist depictions of everyday life in the U.S.A, the Philippines and elsewhere. Having lived and travelled widely across Asia and many parts of the world, Abad’s work is an amalgamation of techniques and subject matter drawn from her lived experiences and mostly worked in her signature trapunto technique of padding and stitching canvas before painting and layering it with textiles, printed objects and other materials such as jewelry, buttons, and shells.

This exhibition brings together a selection of her ‘trapunto’ paintings and is curated in collaboration with the Pacita Abad Art Estate and London-based artist Pio Abad.

Image Credit: Pacita Abad, ‘I Thought the Streets were Paved with Gold,’ installation view, 2021. Courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre Dubai

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Time

September 8 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - February 13 (Sunday) 6:00 pm

Location

Dubai